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MY POETIC PAPA TAKES THE BISCUIT; Pupil inspired by grandad.

Byline: | Jane Barrie

Euan Alderdice is looking to his papa for inspiration as he prepares his entry for our Tunnock's poetry competition.

The eight-year-old loves writing poems - and he says it's all down to John Livingstone, 77.

John, a retired car dealer, has penned hundreds of rhymes for his grandchildren.

Euan, of Uddingston, Lanarkshire, said: "My papa has a gift.

He always writes poems, mostly in Scots, in our cards at birthdays and Christmas.

"It's tradition. But he comes up with funny things all the time. Papa makes me laugh."

Actor Sanjeev Kohli launched our contest at Muiredge Primary School in Uddingston last week, a stone's throw from the famous Tunnock's factory.

We want primary school pupils to write a poem about a day at school on the back of a caramel wafer wrapper. They can win their class a VIP tour of the Tunnock'sfactory.

There are 100 runnersup prizes of a pencil case and stationery.

Sunday Mail HOW TO ENTER

1. By writing your poem on the back of a caramel wafer wrapper or piece of paper and posting it to us at Tunnock's Poetry Competition, Sunday Mail, One Central Quay, Glasgow, G3 8DA.

2. Online at dailyrecord.co.uk / TunnocksPoetry. The closing date for entries is October 29.

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HITTING THE WRITE NOTE Euan says his papa's poems make him laugh

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